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The City in the Middle of the Night

By Charlie Jane Anders
The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders digital book - Fable

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LOCUS AWARD FINALIST!

“This generation’s Le Guin.” —Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less


Charlie Jane Anders, the nationally bestselling author of All the Birds in the Sky delivers a brilliant new novel set in a hauntingly strange future with #10 LA Times bestseller The City in the Middle of the Night.

"If you control our sleep, then you can own our dreams... And from there, it's easy to control our entire lives."

January is a dying planet—divided between a permanently frozen darkness on one side, and blazing endless sunshine on the other. Humanity clings to life, spread across two archaic cities built in the sliver of habitable dusk.

But life inside the cities is just as dangerous as the uninhabitable wastelands outside.

Sophie, a student and reluctant revolutionary, is supposed to be dead after being exiled into the night. Saved only by forming an unusual bond with the enigmatic beasts who roam the ice, Sophie vows to stay hidden from the world, hoping she can heal.

But fate has other plans—and Sophie's ensuing odyssey and the ragtag family she finds will change the entire world.

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“I kept reading because it provoked my curiosity. It had some witty dialogue. But it stayed shapeless, vague. It was good to see a secondary heroine was Jewish, and her ethnic heritage was mentioned and made meaningful. It's not often we see representation of the Jewish experience in genre stories like this one. But no, this wasn't a gripping page-turner. It was clumsy and striving to be deep. For other readers, it might be.”
Unengaging charactersUnsatisfying endingUnsatisfying plot
Diverse charactersBeautifully writtenFast-pacedImmersive settingThought-provokingBigotry

About Charlie Jane Anders

CHARLIE JANE ANDERS is the former editor-in-chief of io9.com, the extraordinarily popular Gawker Media site devoted to science fiction and fantasy. Her SF and fantasy debut novel, All the Birds in the Sky, won the 2017 Nebula Awards for Best Novel and was a finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award's Best Novel category. Her Tor.com story "Six Months, Three Days" won the 2013 Hugo Award. She has also had fiction published by McSweeney's, Lightspeed, and ZYZZYVA. Her journalism has appeared in Salon, the Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and many other outlets.

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